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Lawmakers agree to cover increased state worker insurance costs

In a final vote at the Legislature’s joint Change in Employee Compensation Committee, lawmakers have agreed to go along with Gov. Butch Otter’s proposal to fully cover the cost of an increase in health insurance costs for state workers next year, saving state employees from a $650 per employee additional cost next year. Sen. Jim Patrick, R-Twin Falls, moved to approve that, and Sen. Janie Ward-Engelking, D-Boise, seconded the motion; it won unanimous support.

Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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